Definition of Guillemets

1. Noun. (plural of guillemet) ¹



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Definition of Guillemets

1. guillemet [n] - See also: guillemet

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guillemets

guiled
guileful
guilefull
guilefully
guilefulness
guilefulnesses
guileless
guilelessly
guilelessness
guilelessnesses
guiler
guilers
guiles
guiling
guillemet
guillemets (current term)
guilleminite
guillemot
guillemots
guilloche
guilloched
guilloches
guillotine
guillotine amputation
guillotined
guillotines
guillotining
guilor
guilors
guilt

Literary usage of Guillemets

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1. Rules for Compositors and Readers at the University Press, Oxford by Oxford University Press, Horace Hart, James Augustus Henry Murray, Henry Bradley (1905)
"In conversational matter, guillemets are sometimes put at the commencement ... But it is more common to dispense with guillemets altogether, and to denote ..."

2. A French Grammar: With Exercises and Supplementary Reading, for Schools and by Hugo Paul Thieme, John Robert Effinger (1908)
"The tiret. however, is often used in place of the guillemets to indicate change of speaker in a conversation (see p. 262). 40. Linking of Final Consonants ..."

3. The Grammar of English Grammars: With an Introduction, Historical and by Goold Brown (1858)
"Or, if we do not mean to quote him literally, we may omit the guillemets, aud say, " Solomon observes that pride goes before destruction. ..."

4. The History and Art of Printing by Philip Luckombe (1771)
"But why we have hitherto found no proper name for French guillemets, though fo much ufed in England, cannot be counted an impertinent ..."

5. A Practical Guide for Authors in Their Relations with Publishers and Printers by William Stone Booth (1907)
"In conversational matter, guillemets are sometimes put at the commencement and end of the remarks, and the individual utterances are denoted by a metal-rule ..."

6. Beginning French by Barry Cerf, William Frederic Giese (1919)
"The guillemets are not used so much as the English quotation marks. ALPHABET 58. The letters of the alphabet are as follows: aa [â] j ji [ji] s esse [ès] b ..."

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